H-Childhood is an edited network focused on the history of childhood and youth. Subscriptions to H-Childhood are free. The H-Childhood network is co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) and H-Net.

Recent Network Content

Author: 
Paula S. Fass
Reviewer: 
Nihal Ahioglu

Ahioglu on Fass, 'Children of a New World: Society, Culture, and Globalization'


Paula S. Fass. Children of a New World: Society, Culture, and Globalization. New York: New York University Press, 2007. x + 269 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-2756-0; $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-2757-7.

Reviewed by Nihal Ahioglu (Kastamonu University)
Published on H-Childhood (April, 2009)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Stefania Bernini
Reviewer: 
Ingrid Soderlind

Soderlind on Bernini, 'Family Life and Individual Welfare in Post-War Europe: Britain and Italy Compared'


Stefania Bernini. Family Life and Individual Welfare in Post-War Europe: Britain and Italy Compared. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 199 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4039-8795-2.

Reviewed by Ingrid Soderlind (Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm)
Published on H-Childhood (February, 2009)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Bettina Joergens
Reviewer: 
Clayton Whisnant

Whisnant on Joergens, 'Männlichkeiten: Deutsche Jungenschaft, CVJM und Naturfreundejugend in Minden, 1945-1955'


Bettina Joergens. Männlichkeiten: Deutsche Jungenschaft, CVJM und Naturfreundejugend in Minden, 1945-1955. Postdam: Verlag für Berlin-Brandenburg, 2005. 603 pp. ISBN 978-3-935035-57-6.

Reviewed by Clayton Whisnant (Department of History, Wofford College)
Published on H-Childhood (January, 2009)
Commissioned by Andrew Donson

Male Youth Groups in West Germany after World War II

Author: 
Michelle Mouton
Reviewer: 
Sace Elder

Elder on Mouton, 'From Nurturing the Nation to Purifying the Volk: Weimar and Nazi Family Policy, 1918-1945'


Michelle Mouton. From Nurturing the Nation to Purifying the Volk: Weimar and Nazi Family Policy, 1918-1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xvi + 309 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-86184-7.

Reviewed by Sace Elder
Published on H-Childhood (January, 2009)
Commissioned by Andrew Donson

Racializing the Family

Author: 
Nicolas Argenti
Reviewer: 
Scott MacEachern

MacEachern on Argenti, 'The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields'


Nicolas Argenti. The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xviii + 362 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-02611-4; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-02612-1.

Reviewed by Scott MacEachern
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Elizabeth Thiel
Reviewer: 
Claudia Nelson

Nelson on Thiel, 'The Fantasy of Family: Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature and the Myth of the Domestic Ideal'


Elizabeth Thiel. The Fantasy of Family: Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature and the Myth of the Domestic Ideal. Routledge, 2008. xiii + 199 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-98035-7.

Reviewed by Claudia Nelson
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Luke Springman
Reviewer: 
John Williams

Williams on Springman, 'Carpe Mundum: German Youth Culture of the Weimar Republic'


Luke Springman. Carpe Mundum: German Youth Culture of the Weimar Republic. Peter Lang, 2007. 299 pp. $62.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-631-56244-4.

Reviewed by John Williams
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Seizing Their World?

Author: 
Colin Heywood
Reviewer: 
Anne Rose

Rose on Heywood, 'Growing Up in France: From the Ancien Régime to the Third Republic'


Colin Heywood. Growing Up in France: From the Ancien Régime to the Third Republic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 326 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-86869-3.

Reviewed by Anne Rose
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Growing Up French

Author: 
Richard Ivan Jobs
Reviewer: 
Ivan Jablonka

Jablonka on Jobs, 'Riding the New Wave: Youth and the Rejuvenation of France after the Second World War'


Richard Ivan Jobs. Riding the New Wave: Youth and the Rejuvenation of France after the Second World War. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007. 364 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5452-1.

Reviewed by Ivan Jablonka
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

French Youth

Author: 
Stephen Burt
Reviewer: 
Richard Flynn

Flynn on Burt, 'The Forms of Youth: Twentieth-Century Poetry and Adolescence'


Stephen Burt. The Forms of Youth: Twentieth-Century Poetry and Adolescence. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. viii + 263 pp. $36.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14142-0; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-51202-2.

Reviewed by Richard Flynn
Published on H-Childhood (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Poetry and the Adolescent Age

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